Thich Nhat Hahn writes, teaches and lives mindfulness
Thich Nhat Hahn is probably the most famous monk/author who writes, teaches and lives mindfulness.
He was born in 1926 in Central Vietnam and joined monkhood at age sixteen. He is now one of the most respected Zen-masters of the world.
After traveling on peace missions to the VS and Europe in 1966 he was unable to go back to Vietnam because he was exiled.
He is also renown of his influence on Martin Luther King Jr. Thich Nhat Hahn persuaded Martin Luther King Jr. to oppose the Vietnam War publicly.
A year later the master was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
He has published some 85 titles of accessible poems, prose, and prayers, with more than 40 in English, including the best selling; Call Me by My True Names, Peace Is Every Step, Being Peace, Touching Peace, Living Buddha Living Christ, Teachings on Love,The Path of Emancipation, and Anger.
He founded Plum Village in 1982 in France. It is a Buddhist monastery were master Thich Nhat Hahn teaches, meditates and takes care of the garden when he is not traveling around the world. Thich Nhat Hahn is giving many seminars on Mindfulness all around the world, Mama-Buddha placed one of this recorded seminars below for inspiration.
This is a video of a half day seminar on mindfulness.
You should take the time to see it all, to get into that strange, wonderful flow that master Thich Nath Hahn is creating, only by talking to you.
You get still, in yourself, aware…
But if you are really short of time, start the video at 57 minutes, the teacher will start his wise lessons from here.
Mindfulness…Thich Nhat Hahn
Mindfulness, healthy foods, no stress, good workforces, Google understands!
This video is a short (4 minute video) introduction on why Google invited Thich Nhat Hahn to their campus.
I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.” I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
― Maya Angelou
Why you are sunflowers…
‘Mama-Buddha, why are you calling your readers sunflower?’
Good question my sunflower!
Well, I love sunflowers. The color, the brightness, how they grow quickly and how they move their sunflower-heads towards the sun. It makes me feel warm and happy inside.
And you, my dear reader, you can also have a very fast (mentally) growth.
And I know that you also love light, sunshine, bright colors and happiness.
So that is why I refer to you as sunflowers.